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Old 04-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #50
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Nate Irving

I think you are all missing the point. The reason this is a big deal stems from a relevant civil rights issue (gay marriage/acceptance) in a homophobic world. One of the biggest road blocks to our culture accepting homosexuality as a non-issue, is destroying the homophobic nature of men. Male professional athletes play a key role in this, because the acceptance they receive in a masculine environment will act a catalyst for other males to do the same. Whether we choose to accept it or not, men idolize athletes more than anyone else in this country, and this could hold serious weight in the hope for acceptance many gay males are striving for. So, yes this is significant news.
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